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I Thought It Couldn't Get Any Worse . .

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I just turned 18 but I had acne since I was 11 years old and it was pretty mild. Nothing like the growing up phase and heading into puberty! When I was in middle school I used to get teased a lot because I would pretty much be the only kid with pimples on her face. And it didn't get any better during my freshmen year in highschool. There were people with acne but I felt as though I was the only girl with pretty bad acne. However during my sophmore and junior year it started to clear up. I've tried this home remedy ( a yogurt mask ) and used a benzoyl peroxide treatment. But it started to creep back when senior year started, it wasn't severe though. How naive was I when I stopped using bp, because I thought it wasn't working anymore. Eventually, I got to how I am today this is the worst it's ever been. My face is extremely sensitive, whenever I wash my face zits pop and they start bleeding. . .I started using bp again but it didn't work as well as it did before. I went to the doctors and they just told me to stay on bp and use differin (0.3% only at night) It's only been a week since I used differin and see no results but I know I have to wait longer. I do apply liquid foundation because I can't go to school with the face that I have now but it still can't hide my large bumps. I no longer have any confidence in myself, I try my best to be a little optimistic though. My doctor set me an appointment with a dermatologist so hopefully they will prescribe me something that will work and get me out of this horrible phase of my life. cry.gif


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Its a good thing to consult a derm at east you will know whats the root cause of your problem whether it is hormonal etc, but on the other hand keep your hopes high, try diet modifications. Load up with lots of water and citrus fruits, and green tea really helps with honey or milk on it (cold or hot). Being gentle in your skin would also help lessen irritation and redness, try to ignore them every now and then and focus on them on the morning or evening where you need to wash your face in gentleness, in my experience the more i touch them the more they grow bigger. Being so conscious sometimes tends to worry you more, that you do things that could even make your problem worst. Praying for your success really.

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What kind of foundation are you using? Some makeup can REALLY mess up your acne even more and spread it around. I personally hate BP because it is so harsh and I doubt it's effectiveness.

I started using Almay because Dan listed it as a good makeup brand to try so I did and I'm very thankful.

I use their Clear Complexion line (foundation and concealer) with a hint of salicylic acid which I don't know if that would work for you because you are using such irritating stuff already. But it saved my life.

Just make sure whatever you're using is non-comedogenic and like Slumber Doll said be veeeery gentle with your face. I also use extra virgin olive oil to remove makeup at night because my cleansers have never done a very good job.

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